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DAVID Icke’s page was banned from Facebook on Friday following a campaign by the censorship group HOPE not Hate and the Centres for Countering Digital Hate.
David Icke has caused massive controversy over the past few months amid Coronavirus for his views on 5G and Anti-Vaxx conspiracy theories with many critics claiming that Icke is responsible for the burning of 5G masts across the UK.
Hope Not Hate – that is allegedly funded by George Soros, who for years have targeted anyone not promoting a globalist worldview gloated as Icke was banned, but saw a huge backlash online.
The group claim that Icke ‘promotes antisemitism and conspiracy theories’ and said they were delighted to see the former BBC presenter banned from the platform.
In the days leading up to the ban, The Guardian, Nick Cohen and Hope Not Hate and The Center for Countering Digital Hate called for Facebook and other platforms to ban the controversial conspiracy theorist.
Hope Not Hate have also called for Facebook to remove any videos, blogs and other posts in a massive censorship cull.
Icke, who had over 800,000 followers at the time of his page ban was described as “the single largest promoter of harmful misinformation about COVID-19 and conspiracies of world domination by Jewish people.”
“From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Icke has used his huge social media platform to promote the idea that the coronavirus does not exist and that the measures used to prevent its spread are part of a conspiracy to control the population.” said Hope Not Hate.
“Such theories pose a very real risk of public harm; a study from researchers at King’s College London suggests that people who believe such theories are significantly less likely to adhere to public health measures to prevent the spread of the virus.”
“He has also promoted the conspiracy theories surrounding the rollout of 5G technology that have seen dozens of telecom masts attacked across the UK over the past two months, as well as harassment of telecom engineers carrying out their work.”
“Icke’s promotion of antisemitic conspiracy theories has been well-documented over the years. He strongly denies being antisemitic, claiming that he doesn’t have a problem with the Jewish people. Instead, he claims, it’s the “Rothschild Zionist/Khazarian Mafia/Sabbatian-Frankists” that he takes issue with. But the plots and tropes that he ascribes to these nonsensical subcategories of Jewishness are the most traditional and pernicious forms of antisemitism, ones that have caused immeasurable harm and violence against the Jewish people over the centuries.”
“This can clearly be seen in his attempts to rehabilitate the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’, an utterly debunked and explicitly antisemitic forgery, by claiming that it refers to a plot by a “Sabbatian-Frankist Death Cult” rather than Jewish people.”
“Icke’s promotion of harmful misinformation and antisemitic conspiracies to his huge audience made him a uniquely dangerous presence, so his removal by Facebook is hugely welcome news. HOPE not hate will be calling on other social media platforms – especially YouTube and Twitter – to follow their lead.”
David Icke’s Twitter page hit back and said: “Fascist Facebook deletes David Icke – the elite are TERRIFIED of him because they are terrified of the truth.”
His son Gareth added: “With John Wayne movie levels of predictability, Facebook have deleted @davidicke page, with nearly a million followers. We expect the other elite flutters to follow suit. Get over to @bitchute”
With John Wayne movie levels of predictability, Facebook have deleted @davidicke page, with nearly a million followers.
We expect the other elite flutters to follow suit. Get over to @bitchute @minds and https://t.co/jI6Fpdo5es.
— Gareth Icke 🇵🇸 (@garethicke) May 1, 2020
Twitter users also hit back: “Unbelievable. Don’t censor speech you damn authoritarians. If you want to destroy his argument, get him on a podcast and debate. Don’t gag the man.”
James O’Brien also saw flack for RT’ng a post by Hope Not Hate supporting the ban. “@mrjamesob You have an ‘awarding winning podcast’. Why don’t you get @davidicke on and debate him over along conversation. Where you both get to put your points across. I’ll not hold my breath.”
Another fan said: “It’s a free country and if over 30 million have viewed his videos then there is a demand for people to see them. It’s not for you to decide what the people watch. We are all capable of watching what we like and making our own minds up thank you.”
One person added: “‘Countering Digital Hate’ – what’s hateful about an alternative narrative? If you are so opposed to David Icke’s view on covid-19, you’ll love that he’s being interviewed Sunday in what will be the most viewed livestream of a conversation in history … on an independent platform”
DAVID Icke’s views are at best ‘out there’, but we believe that everyone is entitled to free-speech and a platform on widely used social media outlets, no matter how extreme or ridiculous the views are.
Do we really wan’t to live in a world where we are only allowed to say things that are approved by the Government censors?
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall
Do we really want to live in a world where speaking, writing or sharing certain things are forbidden, like in the movie 1984?
Facebook has angered many people before by banning political figures and commentators, from both the left and the right, now it is going after Icke – he has a huge following, this might be the straw that breaks the camels back.
Freedom of speech must be protected, and the globalist censors must be reigned in.
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